Check out this story written from Wikipedia Paul Harvey style:
In the story below I have removed the gentleman's last name to help dissolve any type of preconceived notion you may or may not have. Read and Enjoy. Let me know if it reminds you of anyone in particular... ;)
'Unshakably ethical, Howard refused offers of junkets and even turned down a part of his pay. During his first term, when congressional salary was raised from $10,000 to $12,500, Howard left the extra money in the Capitol disbursement office, insisting that he had been elected at the lower salary.'
His wife said he considered only one issue when deciding whether or not to vote for a bill:'Will this add to, or subtract from, human liberty?'
Howard is remembered for his highly libertarian Old Right stance, having maintained a friendship with Murray Rothbard for a number of years.
Howard was a vocal critic of the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan. Of the Truman Doctrine, he said: "Our Christian ideals cannot be exported to other lands by dollars and guns." Howard was also "one of the major voices in Congress opposed to the Korean adventure," and "was convinced that the United States was largely responsible for the eruption of conflict in Korea; for the rest of his life he tried unsuccessfully to get the Senate Armed Services Committee to declassify the testimony of CIA head Admiral Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter, which Howard told [Rothbard] established American responsibility for the Korean outbreak."
Speaking on the floor of Congress, he said of military interventionism that,
“ Even if it were desirable, America is not strong enough to police the world by military force. If that attempt is made, the blessings of liberty will be replaced by coercion and tyranny at home. Our Christian ideals cannot be exported to other lands by dollars and guns. Persuasion and example are the methods taught by the Carpenter of Nazareth, and if we believe in Christianity we should try to advance our ideals by his methods. We cannot practice might and force abroad and retain freedom at home. We cannot talk world cooperation and practice power politics.”
In the summer of 1962, he wrote "an impassioned plea... for the abolition of the draft" in the National Review.Howard wrote:
“ When the American government conscripts a boy to go 10,000 miles to the jungles of Asia without a declaration of war by Congress (as required by the Constitution) what freedom is safe at home? Surely, profits of U.S. Steel or your private property are not more sacred than a young man's right to life.”
In addition to non-interventionism overseas, Howard strongly supported the gold standard because he believed it would limit the ability of government to inflate the money supply and spend beyond its means. His son is not an advocate of the gold standard.
If you haven't already figured it out. The man named Howard, is non other that Howard Buffet, the father of Billionaire investor Warren Buffet. Stumbled upon this today and found it of interest and thought many of you would as well. oh how far the Apple falls from the tree sometimes.
Cheers and Happy Hump Day!
For Peace, Prosperity and Liberty